While the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra was giving its resplendent account of Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201, on Thursday (June 15) at the Balboa Theatre, I mused on how well this orchestra was flourishing under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis . . .
The world is out of whack in no uncertain terms, and nobody’s feeling it more than Ida Peters, who’s dying to get her butt out of a Chicago low-income housing project. Her situation is multiplied by infinity in the real scheme of things — and a newly reconstituted Ira Aldridge Repertory Players has mounted a good show to that effect.
The air could not have been more electric in the Balboa Theatre Saturday night (June 10) when the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra offered Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite” under the baton of Music Director Michael Francis and Conrad Tao launched into his exuberant keyboard fusillade that turned into Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 8 . . .
The Chris Potter Quartet presented a stunning jazz performance at the La Jolla Athenaeum Music and Arts Library on Wednesday night.
Art of Élan’s Artistic Director Kate Hatmaker brought in New York City’s NOW Ensemble, a contemporary music quintet, to accompany as energetic evening of contemporary dance by Malashock Dance . . .